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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Library staff will attend to register parents and children for library cards and promote library services.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Library staff will attend to register parents and children for library cards and promote library services.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description

Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming an epidemic in our communities. To raise awareness and to promote prevention, The Urbana Free Library and State Senator Scott Bennett are offering a paper shredding event for Urbana-Champaign residents. Shred your outdated documents, such as bank statements or pay stubs.


Have you stockpiled old batteries or empty ink-jet cartridges? You can bring these and the other items listed below to our Mini Recycling Fair, going on at the same time as the shredding.


Where: NEW LOCATION! City of Urbana Parking Lot 21.

Northeast corner of Vine and Green, north of the City Building and across the street from the Market at the Square.

Here’s a map of the downtown parking lots.


Limit: Two boxes per person.
Residential shredding only (not for businesses).
Please plan to take empty boxes home with you.


Mini Recycling Fair

Recycle your used:

Ink-jet printer cartridges
Single use batteries--regular, lithium, or rechargeable
Cell phones
Eyeglasses
Metal keys



The Urbana Free Library and Senator Bennett thank our partners AT&T, the City of Urbana Public Works, and U-Cycle.


For more information, please call 217-355-5252 or visit www.SenatorBennett.com


* The shredding event will end at noon or earlier if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

Contact Number: 217-355-5252



Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Friends from far away, a group of scholars from Lebanon, will visit to bring us a rich story time. Children and families are invited to join us to explore the culture of Lebanon through stories, music, and a craft.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Jazz combo West of Staley performs a mix of jazz standards and original compositions, including songs from their debut CD, You Gotta Start Somewhere (2015).

Members of West of Staley include jazz performers currently attending the University of Illinois, Roosevelt University, Illinois Wesleyan University, the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and the New England Conservatory.

UFLive! concerts take place on the third Sunday of most months
and are made possible by the generous support of The Urbana Free Library Foundation.
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
The storyteller Lourdes Bustos brings tales and legends from different cultures, told in English and Spanish.

For children and their families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
If you prefer to watch the solar eclipse indoors, the Library will live stream the event via NASA television in the Satterthwaite Conference Room and Megan’s Reading Room. During the broadcast, NASA experts will share information about the solar eclipse as it travels across the country.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
If you prefer to watch the solar eclipse indoors, the Library will live stream the event via NASA television in the Satterthwaite Conference Room and Megan’s Reading Room. During the broadcast, NASA experts will share information about the solar eclipse as it travels across the country.
Location
The Satterthwaite Conference Room (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Celebrate the solar eclipse with stories, songs, and a craft!

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Description
Come on outside to get a glimpse (with proper viewing glasses) of the solar eclipse. The maximum eclipse should be around 1:20 p.m.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Music, movement, and fun for your little one with Ms.Teresa.

For children birth to 5 years and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Library staff will attend to signup families for library cards and to promote library services.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season! Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night).

Not a member yet? Join online or download the handy membership form, which you can drop in the mail or turn in at any Library service desk.

Each year, the Friends hold massive sales of great used books in spring, summer, and fall. You can also browse a selection of gently used books year-round at The Urbana Free Library Cafe and Friends Book Shop.

Thursday, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. (members only)
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (regular-price sale)
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (half-price sale)
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (free giveaway)

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 25, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Description
You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season! Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night).

Not a member yet? Join online or download the handy membership form, which you can drop in the mail or turn in at any Library service desk.

Each year, the Friends hold massive sales of great used books in spring, summer, and fall. You can also browse a selection of gently used books year-round at The Urbana Free Library Cafe and Friends Book Shop.

Thursday, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. (members only)
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (regular-price sale)
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (half-price sale)
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (free giveaway)

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
You can visit with Library staff at Read at the Market, a monthly event at Urbana's Market at the Square, located at the corner of Illinois and Vine Streets in downtown Urbana. Enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, learn about programs, services, and what's new on the shelves.

Read at the Market is sponsored by The Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the Market at the Square.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Description
You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season! Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night).

Not a member yet? Join online or download the handy membership form, which you can drop in the mail or turn in at any Library service desk.

Each year, the Friends hold massive sales of great used books in spring, summer, and fall. You can also browse a selection of gently used books year-round at The Urbana Free Library Cafe and Friends Book Shop.

Thursday, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. (members only)
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (regular-price sale)
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (half-price sale)
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (free giveaway)

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Fall Festival
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Let's make some bubbles! Meet us outside the Library to enjoy some sudsy fun. Be prepared to get soaked and soapy!
Location
Cherry Alley
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Join us for 45 minutes of Japanese Story Time. Through stories, songs, and a craft, Mr. Doi will bring us a taste of Japanese culture.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Library staff at UIUC Quad Day

Staff will be at Quad Day meeting UIUC students and sharing information about the many resources available at the Library. Information about volunteer opportunities will also be available.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season! Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night).

Not a member yet? Join online or download the handy membership form, which you can drop in the mail or turn in at any Library service desk.

Each year, the Friends hold massive sales of great used books in spring, summer, and fall. You can also browse a selection of gently used books year-round at The Urbana Free Library Cafe and Friends Book Shop.

Thursday, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. (members only)
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (regular-price sale)
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (half-price sale)
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (free giveaway)

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 28, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season! Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night).

Not a member yet? Join online or download the handy membership form, which you can drop in the mail or turn in at any Library service desk.

Each year, the Friends hold massive sales of great used books in spring, summer, and fall. You can also browse a selection of gently used books year-round at The Urbana Free Library Cafe and Friends Book Shop.

Thursday, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. (members only)
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (regular-price sale)
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (half-price sale)
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (free giveaway)

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Coloring can be fun for the whole family! Come select from pages for a range of ages and get coloring in the Children's Department. This is a drop-in program.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 01, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Stop by and say "hello" to The Urbana Free Library staff at First Fridays in downtown Urbana. The Library will offer books and activities for all ages, as well as a preview of the Library's 3D printing service! Stop by and get a library card, check something out, or just relax and socialize.

You also can come inside the Library -- the Library is open for First Fridays until 8:00 p.m.


Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn Beginner Computer Programming with "Scratch" -- A programming language is used to create animations, games, etc.

Recommended for Elementary School Students.
Presented by Busey Bank

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 1 pm – 3 pm.
Saturday Oct. 21 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids!
Join us on Saturday afternoons for game time: chess, MonopolyⓇ, and many more games will be available.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 08, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Library staff will be at the game to promote library services. Go Tigers!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Enjoy a musical tale composed by Seymour Barab based on Norman Rockwell's story Willie Was Different, plus other musical treats performed by Mary Chapman (flute), Solomon Baer (clarinet), Sarah Schwartz (piano), and Ronald Hedlund (narrator).

For children and their families.

Prairie Breezes family concerts are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.



Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. Choose a game to play from the library's collection of board games for adults and families. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like deck-building Dominion and treasure-hunting Tobago. Never heard of 'em? No problem. We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Come with your children to listen the book’s storytelling in English and Spanish, enjoy traditional songs, and make a craft!

Vengan con sus niños a escuchar la narración del libro en inglés y español, disfrutar canciones tradicionales, y hacer una manualidad!

This program is presented by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois.

Presentado por el Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CLACS), Universidad de Illinois.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids!
Join us on Saturday afternoons for game time: chess, MonopolyⓇ, and many more games will be available.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
TBA
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Library staff will attend to signup parents and children for library cards and promote library services.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

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Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069 or stop by the question desk.


Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - a year-round reading program for children ages birth to five years. It's the fun, exciting, and free way to start children on the path to success.

One of the most reliable predictors of school success is being read to during early childhood. The Library would like to help support you as you prepare your child for kindergarten. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.



Book prizes are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library